Phantoms from ‘The One’ and ‘Patishim’ Squadrons escort five French warships that had been built for Israel into Kishon Harbor in Haifa. The ships had been paid for by the Israeli Navy and had been detained in France because of the embargo announced by De Gaulle in January. They were secretly smuggled out of the Cherbourg shipyards on December 24th. The affair caused a serious rift in French-Israeli relations.

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